No, but clearly lots of other people do. It'd be interesting to know why...
I guess I might want to read what I post...!
"Why does anyone care whether things are genetic or envionmental" is how the title should read.
I am excited ! I cannot wait for these responses. I do wonder myself why people care whether things are genetic or environmental, what a wonderful question!
The answer is obvious. Conservatism must be a genetic defect; who would choose to be that way?
Then why don't they? Why do they only attract the "special" people?
You're special I'm sure your Mother still tells you that.
Actually it's YOUR mother who tells me that, but she means it differently than you.
@ Ron "special" people? Most special people are normal arent't they?
Out of a need for control. People feel that if they can explain why something is the way it is than they can control it.
Things like addiction, propensity to violence, etc., scientists try to discover whether these things are genetic or environmental so they can be controlled, corrected. Plus things like learning certain things, there are windows of opportunity to learn language, sight, etc., it helps to know how things are learned so as ensure optimum timing on teaching, operations, etc.
Most things seem to be nature and nurture interacting. It's been discovered that some genes are switches that are turned on or off according to environmental factors.
It may not me the most popular opinion but I think people like to believe things that are bad are genetic so they can blame someone other than themselves for the problem.
Your question might be better put as "Nature? Or Nurture?"
Unless, of course, I'm misunderstanding your meaning.
My humble opinion: BOTH. However, nature plays a stronger role than nurture because it acts without and beyond our awareness and shapes our environment from the inside out. They are intertwined and it is only our self-awareness, or lack thereof that gives one primacy over the other.
By example, I have a chemical imbalance at root cause for my depression. I was unaware of why I was feeling depressed until some time into my early 30s. My behaviors and social interactions developed as they did because of how others were required to react to me, and how I acted from the standpoint of defense and coping mechanisms. So, I created the environment that furthered an existing problem.
The 'nurture' began the day I sought help, became aware and took it upon myself to alter my environment, once again, from the inside out.
The difference is this: Do you want to be the player or just be played?
by Time2Spare 4 years ago
Who do you trust the most in your life? And why?
by Greg Schweizer 2 years ago
Do you believe in evolution or creation and why? This isn't to judge anyone, just my own curiosity.I don't want anyone getting into religious disagreements over this question. I am just curious how other people feel. Personally I believe in evolution.
by Emile R 3 years ago
I admit I'd absolutely love to see a miracle. I think anyone would. People are claiming they know for a fact the dead are brought back to life, sickness is cured and useless limbs are healed. There are also claims on this forum that Hubbers, themselves, can actually perform miracles.My...
by JenniOwley 14 months ago
Does anyone know how to get back at the "other woman?"I want a legal way to let everyone know what a whore this woman is that works with my husband.
by RPirate 3 years ago
Do you care what others think or say about you behind your back?Does it matter what other people say about you when you're out of hearing range. We come across with two-faced people that have developed this sort of lifestyle. Being a "public chameleon" with opinions that are constantly...
by Angie Jardine 6 years ago
If you could be anyone in history who would you be ... and why?
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|